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Pig

A classic game of odds, with simple rules and simpler game play. Good for young players or for teaching probability.

The Specs
How to Play
From the Player's Session...


THE SPECS
Players: 2 or more
What you'll need:
  • 1 standard die (1d6)
  • Paper/pen


  • HOW TO PLAY
    Each player takes turns rolling a single die, adding up the total of faces rolled from 2 to 6. Players may continue to roll as many times as they please, deciding when to tally up their points and go to the next player, but if a one is rolled, all points for that turn are lost and it becomes the next playerís turn. The first player to reach 100 wins.


    FROM THE PLAYER'S SESSION
    For more about the Brothers Graham Player's Sessions, click here.
    Kahlon's Review
    Jordan's Review
    What can I really say about this? If youíre going to bother, you may as well play Farkle instead, since at least that has a little more playability. The most I can do in reviewing pig is point out its value in teaching younger players the basics of dicing, and its use in teaching probability, even on a university-mathematics level. Other than that, all I can do is give this game a one-face and move on.


    This game is great! I get to sit on the floor and basically do nothing except roll a single die until I donít feel like it any more. There is some simple math involved but nothing that a six year old couldnít figure out. Now donít get me wrong, I really mean it when I say that I like this game. Due to its simplicity and repetition it tends to get old very fast but is great for lazy times when you donít really feel like doing much but want some simple entertainment. Due to the fact that it is a simple game anyway I canít be too hard on it and so I give it a rating of 2.


    The Final Word
    We didnít want to waste too much time on this one, since our individual reviews pretty much said it all. We did differ a bit, seeing as Jordan quite enjoyed it, while Kahlon was not nearly as enchanted. Other than that, the rating says it all.

    Final score:
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